We tell you quite a bit about Gwyneth Platero, who in recent years has re-launched herself as a priestess of lifestyle, sex and a variety of different and weird products. After we told you earlier this week that she revealed a particularly burning issue (namely: how to talk to kids about sex), now Gwyneth has revealed the less glamorous aspects of life – and found out she almost died when she gave birth to her eldest daughter.
In May 2004 Gwyneth gave birth to her eldest daughter, Apple. The sweet daughter, who recently celebrated her 17th birthday, was born when Gwyneth was 32, and now the star has revealed the significant complication she experienced at birth. “I had two caesareans,” she said in an episode of the Armchair Expert podcast she hosted this week. “My daughter was in an emergency. It was crazy – we both almost died. It was, like, not good.”
The star did not reveal what led to the life-threatening situation at birth, but she did talk about the scars left with her. “I have a huge scar all over my body, and I’m like ‘oh wow, that was not here.’ It’s not that it’s bad or I’m judging it, I’m just like, ‘Oh, God.
Gwyneth has previously revealed that she had an abortion after becoming pregnant for the third time. The star said her children asked her to give birth to another child – a brother or little sister for them, but she was traumatized by the previous abortion. “My third pregnancy was a difficult experience. It didn’t work and I almost died, so I’m like ‘are we okay now, or should we try again?'”